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Joseph Lewis, Marine, Alexander 1788

Joseph was born c1762 at Withington near Hereford in England. As a private of the Royal Marines 11th (Portsmouth) Company, he arrived in NSW aboard the Alexander 1788.

He served with Captain Shea’s Company as part of the Port Jackson Garrison Joseph was sent to Norfolk Island aboard HM Supply in June 1789, on board were 15 marines and no convicts. Continue reading

John Armsworth – Harmsworth, Child of Marine, Prince of Wales 1788

John Aimsworth Drummer of the NSW Corps is actually John Armsworth – Harmsworth, Marine Child, Prince of Wales 1788, son of Thomas and Alice Harmsworth. He was born 1 Dec 1787 aboard the Prince of Wales, on the voyage to NSW. John arrived on Norfolk Island Oct 1791 with his mother, sister Ann and step father Daniel Stanfield aboard the Atlantic. Continue reading

Samuel Marsden, NSW Corps, Surprize 1790

Samuel Marsden was born 1769 England. He arrived in NSW aboard the Surprize 1790. He first travelled to Norfolk Island aboard the Supply in Apr 1791, returning to Sydney and was again travelling to Norfolk island aboard the Kitty in Feb 1793.

On Norfolk Island he formed a relationship with Rachael Early (Convict Friendship 1788). Rachael Early had married John Price, Convict Alexander 1788, on 1 June 1788 St Phillips Sydney. There were no children from the union. They were both sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Golden Grove in Oct 1788, and were living at Queensborough on Norfolk Island.

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George Whitfield, NSW Corps, 1790

George enlisted into the NSW Corps in Nov 1789 in England. George and his wife Sarah possible arrived on the Neptune 1790. George Whitfield and his wife Sarah did however arrived in NSW pre early 1794, as their first child Elizabeth was born 13 Apr 1794 Sydney, she died Apr 1796, buried 25 Apr at Old Sydney Burial Ground.

Mr James Williamson, Commissary, purchased George Whitfield’s land grant of 25 acres with 10 acres cultivated at Hunters Hills on 19 Nov 1794. Continue reading

John Roberts, NSW Corps, Britannia 1791

John was born 1770, Marlow Buckingham England, he enlisted into the NSW Corps in Jun 1789 England; arriving in NSW aboard the Britannia in 1791.

At some stage he went to Norfolk Island, returning aboard HMS Reliance arriving in Sydney Mar 1796. He formed a relationship with Sarah WISE, Convict, Indispensible, 1796. Their first child was born Mar 1797 in Sydney, Continue reading